[Healeys] Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Wed Feb 8 16:29:24 MST 2017

Well, my local parts house--the same one that pulled it off the shelf a 
year or so ago--now has its back on the shelf for ~$7/qt.

It appears this was a bureaucratic overreaction/SNAFU to some 
regulations that may or may not have had an effect, or maybe Valvoline 
changed the formulation to comply.


On 2/8/2017 12:21 PM, David Masucci wrote:
> Are you guys referring to the full synthetic, or the conventional version of this oil!
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Feb 8, 2017, at 10:38 AM, Bruce Steele <healeybruce at roadrunner.com> wrote:
>> I checked at my local NAPA in Brea, CA just a couple of weeks ago, and they
>> have it.
>> Bruce Steele
>> Brea, CA
>> 1960 BN7
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob
>> Spidell
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:46 PM
>> To: Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
>> Subject: [Healeys] Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil
>> Anybody know why this isn't available in California any more? Yes, it
>> supposedly has high levels of ZDDP, but to my knowledge only the 20W-50, as
>> do other 20W-50s that are still available.  My local parts house told me a
>> while ago they 'had to pull it off the shelves,' and my engine builder says
>> it's NLA in California, but he sells Kendall 20W-50, which claims high ZDDP.
>> AFAIK, it can still be 'imported.'
>> Bob

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